Showing posts from October 12, 2012

Daufuskie Island man unearths 18th-c. canoe on Turtle Island

From The Island Packet A Daufuskie Island resident paddle-boarding with his wife and several others discovered a rare canoe, thought to be from the 1700s, protruding from the sand on Turtle Island. The canoe, which is now soaking in a tank at Wick Scurry's restaurant, remains in good condition after an excavation that included Jim Spirek, the state archeologist who was part of the group that found and ultimately raised the Hunley. Spirek calls the canoe an "important find."

Daufuskie Literary Throwdown Sunday, October 14th

Second Annual Daufuskie Literary Throwdown on Sunday, October 14th The Second Annual Daufuskie Literary Throwdown is coming up at the Freeport Marina, Daufuskie Island, SC, on Sunday, October 14th, Noon to 7pm. Multiple authors will be there to meet folks, and sign and sell their books. Among them will be Janet Garrity, who has recently released her first book Goin’ Down the River, Fish Camps of the Sea Islands. Special guest authors will be Roger Pinckney, who is launching his latest novel Blow the Man Down during the Throwdown, Dorothea Benton Frank, NYT best selling author of Porch Lights, Patti Callahan Henry, NYT best-selling author of Coming up for Air, Mary Alice Monroe, NYT best selling author of The Butterfly’s Daughter, and Ben McC. Moise, author of award winning Ramblings of a Lowcountry Game Warden. Food, music and fun will be provided. For more information about the Throwdown go to Southern Nature Project’s page. For reservations for the ferry to Daufuskie Island: 843-342